Also, today was the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of the Soviet Union's Sputnik, the first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite. Of all the things that Americans of 1957 feared would result from the development of that little beeping device, I doubt that a single one of them foresaw what was truly the greatest threat: the hundreds of awful television channels which satellites would eventually make available to everyone everywhere. Had anyone in 1957 been granted a vision of the future, and a glimpse of the television programming which would engulf the world, I think they'd have done their best to shoot buggery Sputnik down, even at the risk of starting a nuclear war. It's too late now, of course, unless somebody discovers how to travel back in time.
Now traveling through time the other way too fast. Late again.